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Lakes and Steppes of Argentine Patagonia

38.9S 68W

April 8th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Argentina - March 31st, 2012

The Neuquén (above) and Limay (below) rivers, which converge just below the image center, are flanked by green vegetation, while most of the rest of the region shows the tan steppes characteristic of Argentine Patagonia.

Several artificial reservoirs can be observed near the joining of the rivers: the largest, created by El Chocón Dam, is turquoise from sediments in its eastern section. To the north are two lakes that form part of the Cerros Colorados Complex; the western one of the pair is slightly more green in color.

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